About Elena and her One Massage Studio at Lamb and Lion Inn and
Chatham Chiropractic Wellness Center
Hello! My name is Elena, and this is my massage studio, right here on Cape Cod, Massachusetts!
Welcome and make yourself comfortable! I am happy you are visiting my website. Let me tell you a little bit about myself. I have lived on Cape Cod since 2002, surrounded by my loving family and friends. I am enjoying long walks on the beach and trails, yoga, nutritious food, and spending time with my family.
I see my life as a journey of explorations, of detours, of learning, of always moving, even when I am being still. I am a long-life student, I love learning, always filled with endless curiosity, wonder and passion for the unknown.
Nature has always been a source of wonderment, contemplation, meditation and a way to reconnect to my true self in a simple and profound way. I am in love with the ocean, the sun, the sky, the trees and the fresh air.
I am a licensed massage therapist through the Massage Institute of Cape Cod since 2012. When someone asks me for how long I have been doing massages, I answer with a smile: "Since I was a toddler but I officially got certified in 2012. I used my feet to massage Grandpa's back after his long day out in the yard. Later I used my hands to massage my aunt's sore neck and shoulders every time I went to see her (and it was pretty often). I delightfully listened and happily accepted her warm thanks and home baked goodies in return. The source of healing is within us, our breath, and our mind. We just need some helping hands, or feet :-), that's all! It is important to set the time and space for the healing to occur, yes. A comfortable, safe place to relax, and unplug - this is what I tried to create for you in my studio, come and enjoy!
I am a certified yoga teacher through the Temple of Kriya Yoga in Chicago since 2008. I have been guided to enter the Kriya yoga Seminary, and I am embracing this gift of teachings with an attitude of gratitude and an intention to serve the community with a loving awareness and compassion. My spiritual studies and practice is also cradled and guided in the Kagyu Lineage of Tibetan Buddhism.
Currently, I just concluded an Ayurvedic counseling course certification under the guidance of Dr. David Frawley. My intention is to interweave the wisdom of this ancient healing practice and offer guidance to clients interested in supporting their health through the power of a life style connected to their unique nature.
One Massage Therapy Philosophy
Massage is a wonderful way to stay healthy. Who does not want to be healthy? It gives everyone the opportunity to invest in their wellness - physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. The miracle happens in the process of receiving the massage, when you allow yourself to receive the benefits with your whole being - body, mind and spirit. Massage brings about balance, and the sweet sense of harmony and connectedness to oneself, within and without. Then you remember... that you are the creator of your own life, the keeper of your own health, the resident of our own state of mind, and the experiencer of this present moment. Yes, your body is your temple. You feel, you emote, you think and create life experiences in that sacred temple of yours. But no matter what these experiences are, you are not them. These experiences are just gaps that have the ability to pull you apart, and away from your temple, your body. Then you want to become whole again, to be one, to feel at peace in your body, in your mind, in your soul, in harmony with your emotions, feelings, and thoughts. These gaps are just opportunities to dive deep into the unknown, and get to know your true nature.
During massage, the body is still, the mind has the opportunity to observe the breath flowing in and out. The soul is free to roam, visit places, memories, people. It is then in this present moment when all gaps dissolve, and everything melts into One. You stop looking outward, and start looking inward, moving closer to your center. It is all within. You just need to awaken this inner source of healing.
As a massage therapist, I facilitate, I guide, and I follow, I observe, and I listen. During the flow, we explore together, we discover, we release, we grow. Different techniques are used, such as: gliding, kneading, friction, compression, percussion and rocking. How I work - my touch is light but deep. I work with soft hands, guided by your breath. The depth and intensity of awareness is the essence of our work together. Firing up our awareness creates the light that shows us we are already here, we already have what we need, we already are, with no need to become, to go, to acquire. Let it be and embrace it all with unconditional love.